Pulled Lamb Sandwiches with Goat Cheese, Arugula and Caramelized Onions


2 to 3 American Lamb shanks (about 3 pounds)
1 quart chicken broth
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 medium onions
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 slices rustic bread, toasted, or 4 crisped tortillas
1 container (5 to 6 ounces) spreadable goat cheese
2 cups arugula or baby spinach leaves
2 tomatoes, sliced, or 4 bottled roasted red bell peppers, drained


In a kettle, combine lamb shanks with broth, chili powder and 1 onion, sliced. Cover; bring to a boil. Simmer 2 hours or until lamb is tender.

Remove shanks from broth and when cool enough to handle, pull meat off bones into shredded pieces.

Slice remaining onion; gently sauté in oil over medium heat until sweet and caramelized.

Spread bread with goat cheese. Stack 4 slices with arugula, tomatoes, shredded lamb and caramelized onions. Close sandwiches. If preferred, stack all ingredients on tortillas.

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PREP TIME: 20 Minutes

COOK TIME: 2 Hours